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Neverwhere was a BBC miniseries, later adapted into a novel and then an audio drama, written by Neil Gaiman. The story is a modern fantasy where hero Richard, stopping to help a wounded girl named Door on the street, is forced into the hidden parallel world of London Below.

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Is Richard the descendant of Theseus?

In Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, when Door and Richard first meet Islington (p. 199): "This wine," said Islington, "is the last bottle of its kind. I was given a dozen bottles by one of ...
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Which tube station did Varney die in?

Varney, the self-described "finest bravo and guide in the Underland" was killed by Mr Croup and Mr Vandemar while hiding out in a deserted Underground station. This station was described as ...
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What are the names of the Seven Sisters?

In Neverwhere, Richard encounters Lady Serpentine, one of the "Seven Sisters". We later discover that: The Lady Serpentine, who was, but for Olympia, the oldest of the Seven Sisters so we ...
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The German translation of Neverwhere, or something else?

In around 2015, I was discussing fantasy fiction with a German friend, and we both shared memories - very similar, but not quite the same - of a novel set in a sort of hidden/underworld fantasy, with ...
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How did Hunter save Richard's life three times crossing Knightsbridge?

In Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, Hunter appears at the audition and answers Door's question "Can you stop people from killing me?" (p.124): Hunter inclined her head toward Richard. "I ...
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Differences between BBC TV serial and novel of Neverwhere

The novel Neverwhere had a slightly unusual genesis, as the TV series came first in 1996, with the book following in 1997. Inevitably in the process of filming various compromises had to be made so ...
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What happened to the Trojan prologue in Neverwhere?

I used to have a copy of the book version of Neverwhere. It was the first or second edition that came out just after the original series broadcast. The book had a prologue in which Croup and Vandemar ...
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Does everyone in Door's family have the same power as her?

In Neverwhere, the character Door has a magical ability with doors - either opening existing ones without needing a key, or (apparently) creating portals of her own such as when she first finds ...
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Why did Door open a door to Richard?

Near the start of Neverwhere Croup and Vandemar have cornered Door. She uses her powers to open a door in a wall using the last of her energy. The relevant quote is 'If it's the last door I open' ...
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Where did the Marquis De Carabas get the Token?

The token is a small figurine, which is In "Episode 4, Black Friars", (iirc) we see the Marquis ask Old Bailey what the token is. But I do not recall seeing the Marquis get it in the first place. ...
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Neverwhere- Does Door fit the profile of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl?

A friend of mine was a few dozen pages into Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, and refused to read anymore if Door was going to be nothing more than Richard's Manic Pixie Dream Girl. His arguments were ...
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